September 19, 2008

ACORN Cracked... Again

This sounds familiar:

Republican National Committee officials say they aren't surprised to hear a Durham County elections official suspects voter registration forms gathered by a community activist group may be fraudulent.

The RNC's chief counsel, Sean Cairncross, on Friday said the group, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has a history of gathering fraudulent or incomplete voter registration forms. Cairncross disputes ACORN's claim that it is a nonpartisan organization.

Refresh my memory: don't these thugs have ties to a certain community organizer?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 19, 2008 09:04 PM

They are basically a criminal enterprise.

Posted by: ccoffer at September 19, 2008 10:16 PM

I believe that acorns are what they feed to pigs.

Posted by: Trish at September 19, 2008 11:21 PM

Obama probably knows it was the best $800K he spent this election cycle. Really a dog bites man story: corrupt (Chicago) Democrat caught purchasing voter fraud. Ho hum. Probably gives Chris Mathews another thrill up his leg.

Posted by: iconoclast at September 20, 2008 01:26 AM

My son registered at a desk on the street... attempted to register Republican. Surprise, surprise, they apparently lost his form.

Posted by: Eric at September 20, 2008 07:38 AM

The Detroit Free Press just had a story early this week on county clerks in Michigan complaining ACORN's registrations rife with fraudulent cards.

Posted by: Dusty at September 20, 2008 08:04 AM

Perhaps some unregistered Republicans should show up to register in some of these battleground states with an undercover camera to record the event. If the ACORN people are slamming or making up false filings, one could assume that their forms are headed for the dumpster.

Posted by: Bluecaper at September 20, 2008 10:59 AM

The Milwaukee County district attorney has arrested 37 ACORN'ers for voter registration fraud. They were getting tired of getting forms submitted by them with non existent addresses, signatures and handwriting identical from name to name, etc. They don't even bother to disguise their intent.

Bear in mind Wisconsin went Democrat in the last 2 elections by 11 or 12 thousand votes. If WI had gone red in 2000, FLA would have been a moot point.

Posted by: southpaw at September 20, 2008 11:57 AM

I can explain in two words, Sunflower:

Community. Organizers.

You know, like Jesus was.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at September 20, 2008 01:06 PM

Why haven't the Republicans gone after ACORN? ACORN is committing felonies (i.e., fraud) on a widespread and coordinated basis. This is racketeering and there is a statute, RICO, that gives private parties standing to sue and recover triple damages. Where are the Republican lawyers?

Posted by: Jim at September 20, 2008 04:34 PM

"Where are the Republican lawyers?"

Crafting the language of government bailouts...

Posted by: Conservative CBU at September 20, 2008 06:45 PM

Trish: wild pigs have to root around and dig up acorns before eating them. There seems to be a lot of rooting around going on.

Posted by: JerryT at September 21, 2008 01:05 PM